Case Study: International Management and Amazon’s Healthcare Products

Course: MANAGEMENT 401- Assignment

Case Study: International Management and Amazon’s Healthcare Products

The world’s population is aging rapidly and it has contributed to changing business in Amazon. Recently, Amazon has entered the healthcare market and connects global suppliers with customers of healthcare products. This has contributed to decrease in price of healthcare items but has increased access to unreliable and (sometimes) dangerous suppliers who might not use the same quality standard as their competitor’s. However, for many large and small hospitals, it is beneficial to use Amazon suppliers because of the fast delivery and low prices. Therefore, an emphasis has been placed on managing the risk of buying healthcare related items purchased through Amazon.

Please use internet for recent and relevant readings and discoveries but d on’t plagiarize. Organize all your citations, graphs, and charts (if any). Use no more than one page titled “References” to cite your readings.

Assume that you are part of Amazon’s executive management team.

The Vice President of Supply Chain Operations asks you to list 3 types of wastes and discuss methods to eliminate them relating to Amazon’s healthcare product deliveries.

Hints:

1. (10 points) List 3 types of wastes for Amazon’s healthcare that contribute to wastage in the area of “product deliveries” (delivering products to customers). See Additional-Lecture-1 materials to discover different types of wastes.

2. (10 points) Use three paragraphs to explain how Amazon could overcome (eliminate) each types of wastage that you’ve mentioned above and how the company could gain value instead in those activities (use one paragraphs for each waste).

Directions:

This assignment is given to practice your “Lean” thinking. The assignment states that you find 3 activities that are considered as “waste” (also known as “Muda”). These activities must be related to Amazon’s healthcare product delivery. Important note: Don’t focus on Amazon’s products or operations in general but rather on the logistics (delivering the healthcare products).

You should study your additional lecture slides posted on blackboard (which lists 8 types of “waste” for Lean operations) and become familiar with the types of activities that are considered as “waste” in the Lean practice.

Q1:  you have to pick 3 types of activities that could be considered as waste (for healthcare product delivery). For this question, you should also state “why” you think a particular activity is a waste.

Q2:  you need to use one paragraph for each of the above wasted-activity to discuss how Amazon could overcome the waste.

Note:

“waste is anything that, from the perspective

of the customer, adds cost to a product or

service but does not add value”

Course:

MANAGE

MENT

401

Assignment

Case Study: International Management and Amazon’s Healthcare Products

The world’s population is aging rapidly and

it

has contributed to changing business in Amazon.

Recently, Amazon has entered the healthcare market

and connects global suppliers with customers of

healthcare

products.

This

has

contributed

to

decrease

in

price

of

healthcare

items

but

has

increased

access

to unreliable and (sometimes) dangerous suppliers who might

not

use the same quality standard as the

ir

competitor’s.

However,

for

many

large

and

small

hospitals,

it

is

beneficial

to

use

Amazon

suppliers

because

of

the

fast

delivery

and

low

prices.

Therefore,

an

emphasis

has

been

placed

on

managing

the

risk

of

buying

healthcare related items

purchased through

Amazon.

Please

use

internet

for

recent

and

relevant

readings

and

discoveries

but

d

on’t

plagiarize

.

Organize

all your citations, graphs, and charts

(if

any). Use

no

more than one page titled “References” to cite your

readings.

Assume that you are part of Amazon’s executive management team.

The Vice President of Supply Chain Operations asks you to list 3 types of wastes and discuss

methods to eliminate them relat

ing to Amazon’s healthcare product deliveries.

Hints:

1.

(10

points)

List

3

types

of

wastes

for

Amazon’s

healthcare

that

contribute

to

wastage

in

the

area

of

“product deliveries” (delivering products to customers). See

Additional

Lecture

1 materials to

discover different types of

wastes.

2.

(10 points) Use three paragraphs to explain

how

Amazon could overcome (eliminate) each types

of wastage that you’ve mentioned above and how the company could gain value instead in those

activities (use one paragraphs for each

waste).

Directions

:

This assignment is given to practice your “Lean” thinking. The assignment states that you find 3

activities that are considered as “waste” (also known as “Muda

“). These activities must be related to

Amazon’s healthcare product delivery.

Important note:

Don’t focus on Amazon’s products or

operations in general but rather on the logistics (delivering the healthcare products).

You should study your additional lecture slides posted on blackboard (which lists 8 types of “waste”

for Lean operations) and becom

e familiar with the types of activities that are considered as “waste”

in the Lean practice.

Course: MANAGEMENT 401- Assignment

Case Study: International Management and Amazon’s Healthcare Products

The world’s population is aging rapidly and it has contributed to changing business in Amazon.

Recently, Amazon has entered the healthcare market and connects global suppliers with customers of

healthcare products. This has contributed to decrease in price of healthcare items but has increased access

to unreliable and (sometimes) dangerous suppliers who might not use the same quality standard as their

competitor’s. However, for many large and small hospitals, it is beneficial to use Amazon suppliers because

of the fast delivery and low prices. Therefore, an emphasis has been placed on managing the risk of buying

healthcare related items purchased through Amazon.

Please use internet for recent and relevant readings and discoveries but d on’t plagiarize. Organize

all your citations, graphs, and charts (if any). Use no more than one page titled “References” to cite your

readings.

Assume that you are part of Amazon’s executive management team.

The Vice President of Supply Chain Operations asks you to list 3 types of wastes and discuss

methods to eliminate them relating to Amazon’s healthcare product deliveries.

Hints:

1. (10 points) List 3 types of wastes for Amazon’s healthcare that contribute to wastage in the area of

“product deliveries” (delivering products to customers). See Additional-Lecture-1 materials to

discover different types of wastes.

2. (10 points) Use three paragraphs to explain how Amazon could overcome (eliminate) each types

of wastage that you’ve mentioned above and how the company could gain value instead in those

activities (use one paragraphs for each waste).

Directions:

This assignment is given to practice your “Lean” thinking. The assignment states that you find 3

activities that are considered as “waste” (also known as “Muda”). These activities must be related to

Amazon’s healthcare product delivery. Important note: Don’t focus on Amazon’s products or

operations in general but rather on the logistics (delivering the healthcare products).

You should study your additional lecture slides posted on blackboard (which lists 8 types of “waste”

for Lean operations) and become familiar with the types of activities that are considered as “waste”

in the Lean practice.

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